Yoga Helps With Stress, But Therapy is More Effective, Study Says

Yoga does help Americans handle generalized anxiety, but therapy is even more effective, a new study published Wednesday inJAMA Psychiatryrevealed. Researchers found that people who practiced Kundalini yoga, which includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation and chanting, responded well to therapy, UPI reports. However, a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, was effective with more patients. "Yoga is a safe and popular stress reduction strategy that ... can also improve anxiety," study co-author Dr. Naomi M. Simon told UPI. "These anxiety-reducing effects for people with generalized anxiety disorder, however, may be less strong or long-lasting than ... cognitive behavioral therapy," she said. Read more here